Meta opens up its Meta Quest devices’ operating system to third parties

Meta opens up its Meta Quest devices’ operating system to third parties.

Meta has announced its “next step toward our vision for a more open computing platform for the metaverse.”

The company is opening up the operating system powering its Meta Quest devices to third-party hardware makers. This new hardware ecosystem will run on Meta Horizon OS, the mixed reality operating system that powers our Meta Quest headsets.

From Meta’s announcement: Meta Horizon OS is the result of a decade of work by Meta to build a next-generation computing platform. To pioneer standalone headsets, we developed technologies like inside-out tracking, and for more natural interaction systems and social presence, we developed eye, face, hand, and body tracking. For mixed reality, we built a full stack of technologies for blending the digital and physical worlds, including high-resolution Passthrough, Scene Understanding, and Spatial Anchors. This long-term investment that began on the mobile-first foundations of the Android Open Source Project has produced a full mixed reality operating system used by millions of people.

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